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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 05:00 PM
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Posted By tpack
I also found something that had some information...

I also found something that had some information that was helpful. I understand it to say that I can earn $18,960 from my job in 2021 without it effecting my social security. That will give a little...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By tpack
It`s not that simple. I was laid off 7 months ago...

It`s not that simple. I was laid off 7 months ago and 2 months prior to my 62nd birthday. I decided to start receiving my SSI@ 62 because I did not think I would get called back to work at all, less...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By tpack
Working and receiving social security??

If you’re under full retirement age and receiving social security benefits, the annual earnings limit is $18,960 in 2021. Is there any certain amount per month that you can`t make or is the$18,960...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 646
Posted By tpack
We are on our 6th Accord since 1996. Need I say...

We are on our 6th Accord since 1996. Need I say more.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 93,800
Posted By tpack
Rig count was up 13 last week and up 28 in the...

Rig count was up 13 last week and up 28 in the last 3 weeks. Slowly but surely will be better than all at once. I have been off for 7 months and had planned on retiring after being laid off, but I am...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,635
Posted By tpack
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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By tpack
I had a Force 55 HP on my first bass boat. It was...

I had a Force 55 HP on my first bass boat. It was only 3 years old and I replaced it with a new Johnson because it was costing to much to repair.
Forum: Recipes 04-04-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By tpack
I agree. I made them the first time just to see...

I agree. I made them the first time just to see what all of the hoopla was about , only to be disappointed. I ended up making chopped BBQ both times out of them and giving it to my grand daughter and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By tpack
That ain`t no joke. You also have to be sure to...

That ain`t no joke. You also have to be sure to watch the fill hole so you don`t run it all over the place.

Note: You can buy an oil change kit, but it only comes with 4 quarts of oil. It take...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By tpack
The hydraulic oil for the Hydro Gear Transmission...

The hydraulic oil for the Hydro Gear Transmission 2800, 3100 or 5400 should be changed after the first 75 hours of use, then every 400 hours after that. However, the oil can be changed at any time,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By tpack
Hustler ZTR owners

I did not know that you were supposed to change the oil in the Hydro-Gear ZT 3100 transaxles. I just happen to see a Youtube video on the procedure so I did mine on my Hustler Fastrak 54 yesterday....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By tpack
I have had 2-3 everyday for about 2 weeks. They...

I have had 2-3 everyday for about 2 weeks. They say that you will/can have the same birds return from the previous year sometimes.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,372
Posted By tpack
The builder that I talked to was going to charge...

The builder that I talked to was going to charge me cost plus 12% and I was still able to get a lot better deal with much better finishes(crown in 75% of rooms, 12' coffin ceiling, gutters and more)....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,372
Posted By tpack
If a builder was making 45,000 (15%) on a 300,000...

If a builder was making 45,000 (15%) on a 300,000 build prior to the huge lumber increase in 2020, his fair profits could reflect the average yearly increases from the past couple of years.

If...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,372
Posted By tpack
That`s exactly why I wouldn`t use a cost plus...

That`s exactly why I wouldn`t use a cost plus builder when we built 3 years ago. When lumber has skyrocketed like it has in the last year, the cost+ percent needs to be adjusted for those items that...
Forum: Recipes 04-02-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By tpack
With all the above. ...

With all the above.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,372
Posted By tpack
Cost plus builder are loving these high prices. I...

Cost plus builder are loving these high prices. I think everyone deserves a fair profit, but if a cost plus builder is still charging you cost + 15% on a framing package that has gone up 100 % since...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 93,800
Posted By tpack
I got a call to come back to work today. I had...

I got a call to come back to work today. I had decided to retire and hang it up @ 62, but I went ahead and told them I would come back. I already got a nice severance package when I was laid off on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 20,382
Posted By tpack
I love the movie. It was about the graduating...

I love the movie. It was about the graduating class of 1977 as they went from juniors to seniors(my graduating class). The music, cars and hair was spot on. We didn`t have as much pot as that movie...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 20,382
Posted By tpack
I bought that movie in the 5 dollar bin at...

I bought that movie in the 5 dollar bin at walmart about a year after it`s release. One of the best westerns I have seen. I watched it 2-3 times at deer camp for 5-6 years. Great movie.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By tpack
I have been waiting since last spring because of...

I have been waiting since last spring because of the increase of price. I`m not gonna build mine till prices get back to normal. No matter how long it takes. Even if it means not building it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 12,021
Posted By tpack
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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,918
Posted By tpack
That looks like one of those Tarleton State...

That looks like one of those Tarleton State University Cowboys. LOL
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,383
Posted By tpack
Beautiful country. I lost the biggest brown trout...

Beautiful country. I lost the biggest brown trout I never caught at Trujillo Meadows. Great fishing !!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,383
Posted By tpack
We stayed at the KOA in Hermosa 3-4 times years...

We stayed at the KOA in Hermosa 3-4 times years ago and it was great. You might try the campground at Haviland Lake camp ground. I have caught lots of trout in that lake in early June. I have a good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By tpack
Never been. It was recommended by my sister. They...

Never been. It was recommended by my sister. They have been a few times. Might reconsider.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By tpack
Corpus Christi

Going to Corpus Christi in 8 days. We haven`t been there since I had the sickest day of fishing on a boat I ever had in June of 1986. Haven`t gone deep sea fishing since(LOL). Gonna be staying at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,592
Posted By tpack
It made me angry while reading it. Why are some...

It made me angry while reading it. Why are some people so evil?

God bless her.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By tpack
I cured this belly 7 days prior to hitting it...

I cured this belly 7 days prior to hitting it with the smoke. I just had some with some sunny side up eggs and toast. Tasted great.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By tpack
I use a Forschner knife and my 26 years of meat...

I use a Forschner knife and my 26 years of meat cutting skills as a butcher. If I had a good slicer I would use it though.
Forum: Recipes 03-28-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By tpack
Smoked Chuck Roast

I had 2 chuck roast that I threw on the smoker yesterday while I was working on a boat project in my shop. I put some of my home made BBQ sauce in it and mixed it up. It makes good BBQ sandwiches but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By tpack
Amazing Ribs.com has lots of good info for making...

Amazing Ribs.com has lots of good info for making bacon and pastrami. I smoked this pork belly @ 190-200 till the internal temp was 155 degrees. Put in refrigerator over night and slice the next day....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By tpack
Home made Bacon

Ever since I got my REC TEC pellet smoker, the #1 item I like smoking on it is a cured pork belly. It is super easy to cure and easier to smoke. The hardest thing is finding a whole pork belly. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,631
Posted By tpack
My offset cooks better meat that my REC TEQ as...

My offset cooks better meat that my REC TEQ as well. That why I haven`t sold it. But the pellet smoker is easy to use. I installed new electronics on my boat in my shop all day yesterday while I was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By tpack
Are yours back yet??

My hummingbirds are back. We put out our feeders 2 weeks ago and this morning I have had at least different birds. They are are searching really hard in our flower bed for blooms, but all of our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By tpack
Got her done. I had a brand new unopened bit that...

Got her done. I had a brand new unopened bit that was very sharp. I used it like a Dremel to wallow the hole out till it fit. Took about 5 minutes.

Thanks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,631
Posted By tpack
I cooked / smoked 2 chuck roast on my 590 today....

I cooked / smoked 2 chuck roast on my 590 today. I used mesquite pellets for the 1st time. The bark was much darker than the REC TEQ pellets.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,189
Posted By tpack
Spit on it.

Spit on it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By tpack
I smoked 2 boneless chuck roast. Gonna make...

I smoked 2 boneless chuck roast. Gonna make chopped beef for my grand daughter and her family.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,372
Posted By tpack
I have put off putting up one for over a year...

I have put off putting up one for over a year now. Probably gonna wait another year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By tpack
Drilling hole in fiberglass

I am installing new electronics in my boat. The transducer cord plug will not fit thru the existing hole in my center console from the previous unit. It is about 2/16-3/16 to small. What would be the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By tpack
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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,040
Posted By tpack
I locked mine last week. Credit Karma sent me an...

I locked mine last week. Credit Karma sent me an email saying my email information and password on their website (and many others) had been breached . I didn`t take any chances and went ahead and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By tpack
Not to many times I`ve seen a dime difference...

Not to many times I`ve seen a dime difference between the two fuels. Many more times I`ve seen a dollars difference in the two. I can understand someone wanting a 1/2 ton diesel just because they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By tpack
If you can actually get 24-30 mpg, you still have...

If you can actually get 24-30 mpg, you still have to pay more for diesel(sometimes a lot more), you have the DEF thing, the purchase price is higher and maintenance/repair on a diesel engine is way...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By tpack
1/2 ton Diesel vs. Gas

I see several post about half ton diesels being purchased. With the price of diesel being higher than gasoline, what are the advantages. I`ve owned a 3/4 ton diesel truck for the last 18 years...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,655
Posted By tpack
I knew something like this would probably happen....

I knew something like this would probably happen. It`s a good thing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,621
Posted By tpack
Mine had been saying the same thing until...

Mine had been saying the same thing until yesterday. Now it says depositing on 3-24.
Forum: Recipes 03-23-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By tpack
I use to cut these and called the "Flanken Style"...

I use to cut these and called the "Flanken Style" short ribs when I ran a meat market for Winn Dixie. Couldn`t hardly give them away. Now the are the thing. Kinda like skirt steak was in the 90`s. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By tpack
Those things are nasty.

Those things are nasty.
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